Northcentral University is committed to the wellbeing and safety of its students, faculty, and staff. The University is dedicated to promoting a safe and inclusive environment for its community members. As a member of the NCU community, you may experience challenges – personally, professionally, academically – and need assistance working through these challenges. This guide contains a listing of external resources to assist you in overcoming obstacles that may be placed in your path. Keep it handy and refer back as often as needed.
Remember, you have what it takes.
If you are depressed or anxious, stressed, in need of counseling, or experiencing grief or loss, know that there are resources to help. Find the resource that’s right for you and take the next step. Get the help you need.
National Alliance on Mental Illness: https://www.nami.org/
National Institute of Mental Health: https://www.nimh.nih.gov/index.shtml
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: https://www.mentalhealth.gov/
Anxiety and Depression Association of America: https://members.adaa.org/page/FATMain
Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance: http://findapro.dbsapages.org/
SMART Recovery: https://www.smartrecovery.org/
Center for Grief Recovery and Therapeutic Services: https://griefcounselor.org/
The Grief Recovery Method: https://www.griefrecoverymethod.com/
American Counseling Association: https://www.counseling.org/knowledge-center/mental-health-resources/grief-and-loss-resources
Locate professionals who can help with substance abuse, depression and anxiety, stress, grief and loss, etc.
If you are distressed or considering self harm, know that help is available to you. There are many options offered to fit your specific needs– call, text or chat. Choose the resource that’s right for you and reach out; let someone know you are struggling.
Call 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or text “START” to 741-741 (press 1 for veterans and 2 for nonveterans)
Call 1.800.SUICIDE or (1-800-784-2433)
Locate and call a VA Suicide Prevention Coordinator or text the VA responder line at 838255.
If you feel you need immediate help or emergency assistance, please call 911.
If you are seeking assistance for drug or alcohol abuse, know that help is available to you. There are many resources that offer services to help you overcome substance abuse. Let someone know you are struggling.
Al-Anon Family Groups
Call 1-888-4AL-ANON (1-888-425-2666) or visit https://al-anon.org/
National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, Inc.
Call 800-622-2255 or visit https://www.ncadd.org/
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
National Institute on Drug Abuse
Call 1-800-662-HELP (1-800-662-4357) or visit https://www.drugabuse.gov/
SAMHSA (Behavioral Health Treatment Services Locator)
If you have are experiencing domestic or sexual violence, or know someone who has, know that you are not in this alone. Help is available to you and to them. Visit any of the resources below for details on ser-vices offered surrounding domestic or sexual violence.
National Domestic Violence Hotline
Call (800) 799-SAFE (7233) or visit http://www.thehotline.org/
Call (800) 656-HOPE (4673) or visit https://www.rainn.org
National Center for Victims of Crime
National Alliance to End Sexual Violence
The NW Network
Call (206) 568-7777 or visit http://nwnetwork.org/
Call (414) 559-2123 or visit http://forge-forward.org/
Casa de Esperanza
Call 651-772-1611 or visit https://casadeesperanza.org/
Call (866) 331-9474 or visit http://www.loveisrespect.org/
It’s On Us
One Love Foundation
If you have other issues or concerns that you are seeking assistance for, there are resources for you too! Below is a website that allows you to search for different programs (food, housing, transportation, health, legal, etc.) by zip code.
Visit https://auntbertha.com/ for more information.
NOTE: Be sure you thoroughly vet any resource or program before providing them with your personal information.